Thursday, February 19, 2009
this could possibly be your next favorite band.
this could possibly be your next favorite beer.
this is a video of some trails in rochester called honda hills. When I was younger, i remember a girl used to come back to the trails on rollerblades and try and make out with everyone. these are those trails. and this is their story.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
I didn't take many pictures or even remember all that much cool stuff to tell you about here. But the trail was amazing, the people were super nice out on the course, and my support was second to none.
The race started at noon on Saturday with a half mile run down a dirt road to our bikes. I decided that the run should be done in my ape suit while chasing Kate dressed as a banana.
Once all the fun and games were over it was down to the business of riding for the next 24 hours. Just me, my single speed, and a simple message written on the back of my legs.
The first 75 miles went by with such little effort it surprised me. I was eating good, thanks to my support crew, and going into the night things were looking very promising. After about 100 miles everything went to shit. The sub freezing temps and dehydration took their toll and by sun up all I could do was squeeze out one more lap.
After all was said and done the The Black 13 ended up 11th place covering 8, 16.5 mile laps for a total of 132 miles on dirt with one gear.
Now its up to the Rochester boys to post up some goods on here, I have been neglecting my 20inch for the past 4 months getting ready for this event and now it is time to go be a skate park rat for a while.
I just want to thank everybody for the help at the race, Kate, Garn, English Steve, and Chad. I couldn't have done it without you. Many thhanks to Todd and his crew at Epic Rides for putting on such a great event and many thanks to all the nice people out on the course supporting this solo with their words of encouragement.
get out and ride.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
This past weekend saw a big step in local biking that brought together BMX kids, Fixters, mountain bikers and roadies all in the same place at the same time. And that common bond was Gold Sprints. A 300m sprint on a stationary bike, head to head, elimination bracket style. I didn't know what to expect of this event but the hosts at Boulders on Broadway were awesome and it was organized perfectly by azfixed.com . The times were blistering fast and it has been figured out that the bikes had 23c tires on them and the gear ratio of 48x16, the winning time of 14.69 would have resulted in a cadence of 194 rpm at an average of 45.7 mph. Over 3 pedal revolutions a second!! That is amazing. Most of the times were in the 15-16 second range with one super fast guy posting all sub 15 second times.
Nathan from handlebarsandwich.com came down from flagstaff with a crew of ringers and ended up taking home third place in the A race. he did a little write up over at his site, go check it out.
I will leave you with a few pictures of the evening then i am off to Tucson for the 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo where i will be suffering solo on my single speed.
Here is Shawn Diggity getting it done against a guy that needs a cheeseburger
Handlebar Nate brought his gameface
a simple message
more photos from the night are over here